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Updated September 13, 2017
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Anukool Lakhina
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Pros
  • People treated respectfully and able to manage their own work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • big data/data science opportunities (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • What do you think about top Management (in 5 reviews)

  • A suffocating work environment only good for those who don't want to grow (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Guavus provides new opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guavus full-time

    Pros

    Got the opportunity to work on machine learning and became analytical engineer

    Cons

    Fund issues were there but after thales things should look good


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Unscrupulous company: Don't join"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Guavus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There really are no pros. Used to be the case when big data was an in-thing, now there are plenty of big data/data science opportunities.

    Cons

    They recently got acquired by Thales and outside of the top management, none of the employees, even long-standing employees made any money, after years of no salary hikes and no bonuses. One can say this is typical in Silicon Valley, but this is really exploitation in action. There are multiple options in SV/India/Canada where the top management do care about their employees so no need to waste time here.

    Advice to Management

    The least you could have done is given a small reward out of your own share to every one who worked, as a token.

  3. "Great technology and vision"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guavus full-time

    Pros

    Great technology in fast growing segment. Very driven smart people

    Cons

    Sometimes sales cycle can be long as we are introducing new ideas and new ways of working

    Advice to Management

    Continue innovating while delivering products with clear value proposition


  4. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guavus full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent team culture in high growth market. Re-energized and focused over the last year with new leadership team and great sales / technical resources.

    Cons

    Has taken a bit longer to pivot than planned, but moving with acceleration now.

    Advice to Management

    Increase cross functional communications - keep ALL focused on near and long term goals.


  5. "It is getting better!"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guavus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and talented engineers. The sales team is top notch and getting better.

    Cons

    Long hours and too much travel

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving the changes. Communicate more to the teams.


  6. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst Intern in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Intern in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guavus (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great encouraging teams, good environment,

    Cons

    Not immediate chance of growth at early stage,


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of structure & direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule is a plus.

    Cons

    No structure, no direction, uncertainty of company's future.

  8. "Great environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, interesting technology with lots of potential. It was fun and always exciting environment.

    Cons

    Business is not as good as it was. I wish them all the best.


  9. "Great Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guavus full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    CEO has drive to succeed. However, in the world of data analytics, it's a tough industry to be in. Employees are smart, driven and seem to work collaboratively. Had good benefits, fun activities and overall great folks to work for and with.

    Cons

    Challenging to see the company try to be successful, yet, many obstacles stand in the way. Many have faith in the executive team and hopes for it to preserve in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful of culture fit and have more 1:1's with direct reports for feedback.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A True Startup Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guavus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great place to be involved with a cutting edge of Big Data startup.

    Cons

    You have to be a real self-starter and put your ideas on the line.


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